World Premiere of Lafayette
Marquis de Lafayette brought to life in play
by Ian Curteis
Daniel Boulud Dinner to Follow in celebration
On Wednesday, April 22nd at
7:30 in FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall, Marquis de Lafayette
will be reborn in the world-premiere of Lafayette.
Inspired by the letters between the young Lafayette and his
wife, the play tells the story of the 19-year-old man who
sailed to America as a volunteer soldier and became the
youngest general in George Washington’s army. Written by Ian
Curteis, directed by John Michael DiResta, and produced by
Robert Lear. Starring Paul-Emile Cendron and Becca
Ballenger. Tickets are $35 for FIAF Members and $45 for
non-members. The play is co-presented by FIAF and the
Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America.
Chef Daniel Boulud will present a special
three-course dinner following the performance in FIAF’s Le
Skyroom to benefit the Hermione
Voyage 2015: the sailing of a fully reconstructed
version of the Hermione, which Lafayette sailed to American
in 1780 in aid of the American Revolution, across the
Atlantic and up the eastern coast of the United States.
Catherine Godbille-Koechlin, Pascale Richard, and Wendy
Riches are the dinner chairs. Reservations for the dinner,
which are limited, are $400 and include theater tickets as
A performance of Lafayette will
also take place at 7:30 on Thursday, April 23rd.
To purchase tickets, please visit fiaf.org/events/spring2015/2015-04-22-hermione.shtml,
call 1.800.982.2787, or visit the FIAF Box Office at 55 East